Aleppo

For Syrian Children, the Harsh Winter Brings More Woes

Kumar Tiku | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

"We really need help to stay warm this winter," says Ibrahim* (10) who lives with his family in an Aleppo shelter after they were displaced from their home in Aleppo city by the ongoing conflict in Syria.

This Baby Was Pulled ALIVE From Rubble After 16 Hours

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

This is the dramatic moment a wailing two-month-old baby is freed from the rubble of a bombed building, after 16-hours under the weight of dust and ro...

Will Children of Syria Ever Heal From the Scars of War?

Kumar Tiku | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK
Kumar Tiku

During the course of my humanitarian work in Syria, I have listened to many children share their perspectives. The death of family members, whether siblings or a parent or other loved one is common. Being displaced from their homes, often more than once, and finding their friends and communities snatched away. Memories of repeated attacks from warring parties that flattened whole neighborhoods, fires that raged through the night stay with them.

Field Diary: 72 Hours to Travel 32 Kilometres - A Humanitarian Mission in Aleppo

Insaf Nizam | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK
Insaf Nizam

I was part of a recent humanitarian mission that delivered emergency assistance to children and families in six hard-to-reach villages in northwestern Aleppo governorate. For some families living in this remote area near the Turkish border, it had been almost two years since they had received humanitarian supplies...

Syrian Rebels Have Not Lost Their Fighting Spirit

Tam Hussein | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK
Tam Hussein

Most fighters here are Syrians, as well as some North Africans and a smattering of Westerners. As I walk in with the doctor I exchange a glance with a Western fighter who clearly wants to remain anonymous. "Pakistani?" I ask. His Syrian friend responds on his behalf with a knowing smile: "Homsi."

British 'Suicide Bomber' Lived In House Of Child Murderer

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK

A father of three who is thought to have lived in a house once occupied by the killer of Sarah Payne has been named as a suspected suicide bomber in S...

Funeral On Boxing Day For British Surgeon Killed In Syria

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The funeral of a British doctor who died while being held in custody in Syria will take place on Boxing Day, his family have confirmed. Dr Abbas Kh...

Jihadist Rebels Flogging And Torturing Syrian Children

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Syrian jihadist rebels are torturing and killing civilians, including children, for flouting "sharia" laws such as smoking cigarettes - and exacting t...

Images Lay Bare Destruction Of Syria's Largest City

Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

New images have laid bare the destruction caused by the Syrian civil war in the country's largest city. Satellite images from human rights organisa...

Crescent Of Evil: Fatwa Issued On Croissants

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

A fatwa has been issued on croissants in a rebel-held area of Aleppo, Syria. The crescent pastries have been deemed "haram" (forbidden in Islamic ...

PICTURES: Women In The Warzone

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK

Their faces covered by black masks, bodies clad in thick camouflage and tightly holding their kalashnikovs, it is only the eyes that reveal these youn...

PICTURED: Teenage Syrian 'Atheist' Reportedly Shot By Rebels

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

This is the 15-year-old boy who was publicly executed by Islamist rebel militia in Syria, apparently for the crime of blasphemy. Mohammad Qataa wa...

Syrian Boy 'Executed For Atheism By Rebels'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK

UPDATE: Teenage Syrian 'Atheist' Reportedly Shot By Rebels (PICTURES) A 15-year-old atheist boy was reportedly shot in the face in a brutal executi...

The News Report Tonight You Cannot Afford to Miss

Jon Snow | Posted 25.05.2013 | UK
Jon Snow

Nowhere describes Syria's disintegration as a nation more acutely than her shattered second city of Aleppo. No where describes the agony of Syria more acutely than that city's Darshifa Clinic. Despite the almost complete lack of medical staff, drugs, equipment and even sanitation, the clinic tends the cascades of brutally injured civilians and fighters alike pouring through its door.

A Future Syria Can't Be Built on a Foundation of Massacres

Neil Durkin | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

Massacres of one sort or another have become part and parcel of Syria's bloody two years. The country's uprising began with a moderately small-scale protest in the city of Daraa on 15 March 2011. Within the space of two days, as the Daraa protests intensified, the security forces had shot dead 15 peaceful protesters, the first in what we now know would become a huge number of similarly horrible incidents.

Syria Rebels Reject Talks, Slam West's 'Shameful Silence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

Britain has urged the Syrian opposition not to give up on talks that could help end the terror in the country, after the rebels representative said th...

British Jihadists In Syria Are 'A Threat To The West'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Politics

Islamist extremists fighting the Assad regime in Syria could carry out terrorist attacks in the UK, William Hague has warned. Syria has now become ...

'We Must Stop Syria's Unprecedented Horror'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK

Syria's war has descended into "unprecedented levels of horror" the UN's envoy has warned, saying it is only the international community that can help...

'Schizophrenic Life' in Syria

Iliana Mourad | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK
Iliana Mourad

Every morning on the way to work I would see new buildings that have been hit by bombs - and I live in a relatively quiet neighbourhood where you only hear scattered shelling and shooting in the distance.

Cameron Warns Assad 'Nothing Is Off The Table'

PA?/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Britain is on the verge of sending more support to Syrian rebels, as David Cameron warned "nothing is off the table" when it comes to the removal of P...

Bomb Explosions In Syrian City Leave At Least 33 People Dead

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK

Five bomb explosions in the Syrian city of Aleppo have left 33 people dead and dozens wounded, according to government officials. The blasts result...

Horrified Syrians Pull Baby From Rubble Of Bombed Building (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

This is the moment a man wrenched a baby from the wreckage of a Syrian building. In the image in a video from the Shaam News Network, men scramble ...

Syrian Regime 'Targeting Hospitals'

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Fighting continues to rage in Syria amid claims the government is targeting hospitals in Aleppo. Syria's second city is one of the key battleground...

Fighting Rages On In Syrian City Of Aleppo

The Guardian | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

Government troops have been shelling several neighbourhoods of Aleppo, including the rebel stronghold of Salaheddin, according to activists. The I...

200,000 Syrians Flee Aleppo, UN Estimates

Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

Syrian troops have said they recaptured part of Aleppo as part of a ground assault against the rebel control in the region, as the UN estimated 200,00...